A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber and heard every Friday night from 10:30 to midnight on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.
The premise for tonight's show, with former Radio Rumpus Room hosts Ron and Jean sitting in for Ron G.:
Replicated verbatim (with varying degrees of success) was a Sept. 9, 1987 radio aircheck of "I Found Buddy Holly's Glasses," a college radio show originally broadcast from the campus of the University of Okoboji, located on the shores of scenic Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa. The original cassette was recently scrounged from under the front seat of a '75 Ford Maverick sitting in Lem's Auto Recyclers in Doon, Iowa. With the actual oxide-flaking, former-answering-machine-sourced C-90 cassette tape too far gone to play on-air, the RRR crew faithfully duplicated, with between-songs chatter and music, this time capsule of college rock as it was heard on KBOJ (kah BOJ) in the waning years of the Reagan presidency.
This historical reenactment was a little messy, but to be honest, so is history.
P.S. Go Bullheads!
YE SLEEPING NIGHTS OF JESUS - Robyn Hitchcock
THE PEOPLE'S LIMOUSINE - The Coward Brothers (Elvis Costello & T. Bone Burnett)
RIDE MY SEESAW - Bongwater
SEE THE LIGHT FEEL THE HEAT - Air Force 1
AIN'T GONNA PISS IN NO JAR - Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
PURPLE HAZE - Shockabilly (Chadbourne, Licht & Kramer)
WRONG HAIRCUT - Ben Vaughn Combo
ONE MAN'S TRASH (IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE) - Charlie Burton & The Hiccups
HOMECOMING QUEEN'S GOT A GUN - Julie Brown
PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION - Impatient Youth
THAT DANG BOMB - Frankie & The Mutations
WORLD DESTRUCTION - Time Zone (Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon)
SHE FLOATED AWAY - Husker Du
AND SHE WAS - Talking Heads
THE LEDGE - The Replacements
LEFT IN THE DARK - The Vertebrats
BONZO GOES TO BITBURG - The Ramones
I WANT YOU BACK - Hoodoo Gurus